May 21, 2019
They discussed the water shortage, its contamination and other issues; the BMC commissioner assured them of looking into the problems and that a contingeny plan is in place to ensure current stock of water lasts until the monsoon arrivesSenior Congress leaders, including former MP Milind Deora, MLAs Amin Patel and Naseem Khan, held a meeting with new civic chief Praveen Pardeshi on Monday, over the water shortage and contaminated supply in the city and other issues. Pardeshi promised to look into the issues and assured them that the civic body has a contingency plan in place to ensure that the current water stock lasts until the monsoon arrives.
Deora pointed out that apart from the acute water shortage people are facing especially in South Mumbai, there are complaints of contaminated water in several wards. "Due to leakage and mixing of sewage lines with the water lines, there are complaints of contaminated water supply. Our MLAs and corporators are willing to help the BMC deal with these problems," said Deora.Another Congress leader, Kripashankar Singh, pointed out that most of the de-silting work is still pending.